Cathrea holds 3-shot lead in Cactus Tour event

Casie Cathrea

Casie Cathrea shot a 5-under 67 in the first round of The Cactus Tour’s Vegas event at Silverstone Golf Club on Saturday. Cathrea, 18, holds a three-shot lead over Amber Hensley in the 36-hole tournament.

In her professional debut, Cathrea of Livermore, Calif., had an up-and-down round posting two double bogeys offset with seven birdies and an eagle.

She was supposed to tee it up as a pro for the first time at The Cactus Tour’s event at Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 7-9 and then two weeks later at LPGA’s Swinging Skirts tournament via a sponsor exemption from her win at the San Francisco Amateur, but withdrew from both events.

Cathrea left Oklahoma State in January to return home and pursue a spot on the Curtis Cup team, but when she failed to make the team, she announced her decision to turn professional in March.

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